Rally-bred and born to run, the WRX and WRX STI are the pure distillation of performance engineering and motorsports heritage.
Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive - The balanced design of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive creates uniform stability and delivers an optimal distribution of power for maximum traction. Which means you can confidently rocket out of corners on the track, kick up dirt on back roads, and head out on a road trip in all kinds of conditions.
Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) with Active Torque Vectoring sharpens cornering response for tighter lines through every turn. It actively reduces understeer so the apex of every corner is just an easy turn of the wheel away.
Electric power steering with a quick 14.4:1 ratio creates a sharp turn-in and excellent on-center feel. It reacts to steering inputs in as little as 100 milliseconds, giving you precise control of cornering lines. The aluminum front lower control arms reduce unsprung weight and pivot on pillowball bushings for instant response.
The high-performance, track-tuned suspension on the WRX features aggressive spring and damper rates, large front and rear anti-roll bars, and wide summer tires for tremendous grip and control. The double-wishbone rear suspension with pillow-ball bushings enables flat cornering while the rigid unibody with reinforced suspension mounting points creates the ideal platform for the best-handling WRX ever.
Available newly redesigned 18-inch wheels with dark metallic gray finish and a double-spoke design give the WRX a powerful presence both in its style and in its cornering capability.
SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia, Updated Styling, Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel, Sport Seating, Upgraded Interior Materials, Multi-Function Display with Vehicle Performance Information, Expert Navigation by Magellan, Keyless Access with Push-Button Start.
WRX Premium now offers an available Performance Package, including Recaro® performance-design front seats and red-finished brake calipers with Jurid® high-performance pads. Available on: WRX Premium
A high-performance braking system with available Jurid® upgraded brake pads provides strong fade resistance for absolute confidence.
Your soundtrack should match your vehicle's performance. That's why the WRX features an available 9-speaker 440-watt-equivalent Harman Kardon premium audio system including USB/iPod® control and dual USB ports. It also offers standard Sirius XM All Access Radio, providing up to 170 channels of music, sports, news, weather, talk, and comedy in high-quality digital sound.
Select WRX STI models feature Recaro performance front seats, including an eight-way power driver’s seat, to create a cockpit that elevates precision driving and ergonomic comfort.
With a 60/40-split fold-down rear seatback and a spacious 12.0 cu. ft. trunk, the WRX can fit enough gear for any expedition. And with standard roof rack brackets added for 2018, that versatility is expandable. Plus, because no other all-wheel drive vehicle in its class has more passenger volume, you can haul more friends in comfort.
The Driver Controlled Center Differential (DCCD) is updated for 2018 with a fully electronic control system to vary the front/rear torque distribution for quicker and smoother response. The DCCD AWD system also incorporates limited-slip helical front and Torsen® rear differentials.
Direct Injection Turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® Engine,Performance Package, 18-Inch Wheels, High-Performance Brakes, Sport Lineatronic® Transmission
The WRX is available with a Sport Lineartronic transmission with SI-Drive and paddle shifters. It perfectly blends the convenience of an advanced automatic transmission with the ability to manually control shifts in 6- or 8-speed manual modes for maximum driver involvement.
Get a clearer look around every bend with available LED Steering Responsive Headlights, which actively track in the direction of a turn to enhance visibility. Available High Beam Assist works in conjunction with EyeSight® to automatically switch the headlights between the high and low settings when an oncoming vehicle is detected, enhancing safety for both you and other drivers on the road.
Serious drivers know the importance of having powerful brakes that can withstand the rigors of performance driving. Brembo® performance brakes give the lightweight BRZ enormous stopping power, lap after lap.
An STI-only 13.3:1 steering ratio provides instantaneous response with outstanding road feel and feedback.
The Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system is designed to optimize both traction and balance. The entire system lies along the centerline of the vehicle, balancing weight distribution between the two sides to help provide optimal performance and control.
With pistons moving horizontally, the SUBARU BOXER® engine has a flat, low profile and is almost perfectly symmetrical, for a well-balanced vehicle. Its low profile provides a lower center of gravity than other designs, helping provide quick handling response and flat, confident cornering.
The smooth responsiveness of the double wishbone rear suspension helps to tame the harshest of road surfaces. It reacts to bumps without upsetting the composure of the vehicle and is fine-tuned to maintain sharp control, letting you take on the challenges of the road with calmness and confidence.
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Available EyeSight monitors traffic movement, optimizes cruise control, and warns you when you're swaying outside your lane. The Pre-Collision Braking feature can even apply full braking force in emergency situations. Another way Subaru designs vehicles with your safety in mind.
Using radar sensors, the Blind-Spot Detection system warns you with a visual indicator in each side mirror if it senses a vehicle in your blind spots. Rear Cross-Traffic Alert helps warn you of traffic approaching from the side as you are backing up, utilizing an audible warning and flashing visual indicator in your side mirrors and rear-vision camera display. And a standard Rear-Vision Camera enhances rear visibility when reversing.
STARLINK Safety and Security includes Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Recovery, and added convenience with Remote Services. Whether you’re in your vehicle, at your computer, or on your iOS or Android mobile device, STARLINK Safety and Security helps keep you and your vehicle safe.
EyeSight detects objects in front of the vehicle that you are likely to hit. It will reduce the power from the engine to help minimize the possible impact force and frontal impact damage.
To keep a safe distance from the car in front of you, choose the distance you want to preserve, and EyeSight will automatically adjust your speed to maintain your selected distance.
Before you can avoid danger, you have to see it coming. The Rear-Vision Camera gives you a clearer view of the area behind your vehicle, so you can be in charge of your surroundings.
Using radar sensors, the Blind-Spot Detection system warns you with a visual indicator in each side mirror if a vehicle is sensed in your blind spots. Another feature of this system, Lane Change Assist, alerts you with a flashing indicator in each side mirror if it senses a vehicle approaching in a neighboring lane while you signal for a lane change.
Source: 2018 Subaru WRX